In All Respects Ready: Australia's Navy in World War One presents the most comprehensive and authoritative account of the Australian Navy's involvement in World War I yet published.
When the newly built Australian fleet sailed into Sydney for the first time in October 1913, it was portrayed as a sign of peace that came from being prepared for war. Within a year that war had broken out and the Royal Australian Navy, fully trained and ready, was the most professional and effective force Australia had to offer the British Empire. Throughout the next four years of conflict Australian ships and sailors would operate across the seas and oceans of the world, establishing a tradition of intrepid courage and dogged endurance while forging their own unique naval and national identity.
Author: David Stevens
Title: In All Respects Ready: Australia's Navy in World War One
First Published by: OUP
Date: 8 January 2015